Today's News

  • Three area legislative seats in play

    Each of the three contested legislative races in San Miguel and Mora counties involves a longtime democratic lawmaker trying to stave off a Republican challenger.

    Election Day is Nov. 6, although early voting is already under way.
    In Senate District 39, Republican banker and rancher Aubrey Dunn, who resides in Mayhill, is challenging Phil Griego, D-San Jose.

    Griego, the CEO of American Surety Title Company, has served in the Legislature for 16 years.

  • Man turns self in for driving drunk

    It’s not often that someone who has gotten behind the wheel after consuming too many alcoholic beverages pulls over at a police station and turns himself in.

    But that’s exactly what Las Vegas police say happened Tuesday afternoon.

    A probable cause statement filed in the case states that Willie Sedillo, 47, of the 2400 block of Sagebrush, drove to the police station near the Plaza, walked in and told a dispatcher that he was intoxicated.

  • Jail Log - Oct. 26, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 16 and Oct. 22:
    Brandy Sanchez, 18, Adult Probation Office warrant - positive for alcohol, traveled without permit, failure to report change of address, original charge: possession of controlled substance
    Katalina Leyba, 23, bench warrant arrest
    Joseph Montaño, 37, purchase or use of license while under suspension or revocation, no registration, receiving stolen property
    Dion Maes, 44, bench warrant

  • Looking Back - Oct. 26, 2012

    In 1962

    Thursday, Oct. 25 — Elmer Kaemper, manager of the Public Service Co., here, briefed members of the City and Town Council on the plans of the Public Service Company in the Las Vegas area and reviewed the company’s history here at a noon luncheon meeting at the Flamingo. Kaemper reviewed the development of the company’s well field in the Las Vegas area in 1956 and 1957 with four wells drilled in the Taylor field. These wells enabled the company to maintain its supply of water to Las Vegas during the drought years.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 26, 2012

    Dia de Los Muertos artist’s reception

    Casa de Cultura’s Sixth Annual Dia de Los Muertos artist’s reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Friday) at the Burris Hall Gallery on the Highlands campus. There will be mariachis, refreshments and face painting. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Oct. 26, 2012

    Partly sunny, with a high near 41. South wind around 10 mph. Friday night, partly cloudy with a low around 22. South wind around 10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 56. South wind 10-15 mph. Saturday night, mostly clear, with a low around 30.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Sunday night, mostly clear, with a low around 32.

    Sunny, with a high near 64. Monday night, mostly clear, with a low around 35.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:18 a.m. to 6:11 p.m.

  • No serious injuries
  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 26, 2012
  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 26, 2012

    THUMPS DOWN! ALWAYS GOING UP. The Las Vegas recreation center is raising its rates. As of Nov. 1, swimming in the indoor pool, working out in the gym, getting extended and family passes, and renting equipment will cost more, though recreation director Loretta Martin says they’re still the lowest in the area.
    Even when finances appear to be solid, public facilities are still inclined to raise charges. The increases aren’t too high, but it’s still something we don’t like to see.

  • Another Perspective - Water then, water now

    I was born in 1946. Our winters were much different in the ‘50s.

    Snowfalls measured up to 2-1/2 feet and stayed on the ground for a long time. Today, sometimes we only get traces of snow, if any at all.

    Whatever happened to those days? Our heavy rains especially during the Fourth of July Fiestas, were a welcomed sight. Farmers loved it. Crops and fields came alive. Ditches were full of water, ranchers had hay and corn for their horses and cattle.